Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Berries and camouflage

The Pokeberries are ripening.

We have a large bush by the deck.

The birds are having a feast.

We left some of the spent Queen Anne's Lace.
The Dragonflies like perching spots. 

This Praying Mantis has grown up
 in the Queen's Anne's Lace.

She is well camouflaged.
I leave lots of the summer stalks.
They will add interest to the gardens this winter.

Thank goodness caterpillars are not Mantis food.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

For the love of the bloom

I love mums.
I think they are lovely.

They are not a good nectar choice for the butterflies,
yet I still love them. I love their bloom.
Just the flower for the sake of the flower.

I have read that the blooms are used for tea.
I shall dry some.
Perhaps I can justify growing them if they make good tea.
I like herb tea.

We had a quick thundershower again this morning.
A burst of rain that lasted maybe 20 minutes

We already had high humidity and heat.

Thank goodness the wind picked up.

The butterflies continue
to come into the gardens.

The asters are beginning to bloom.
They are a good Autumn food sourse.

New sunflowers continue to open.
One of my favorite meditations is sitting with a sunflower and watching the petals open.

We welcome Virgo today.
Happy Birthday to those born under her.

I have begun working in my Virgo journal.
I am learning about my relationship with the stars.

I am made from the stuff stars are made from.
I am a daughter of the stars.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Windy Morning

It was very windy this morning.

I did not mind.

The wind felt refreshing.

We have sprouts in the Autumn vegetable garden.

I love walking the gardens and finding dragonflies
and Hummingbirds.

I will miss the Summer birds
 and Summer bugs come Winter.

She just shimmered in the light.
I think that is star dust on her wings.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Morning Glories and Hummingbirds

A gentle breeze from the northwest is keeping our high temperatures in the 80's.
A welcome break from the heat.

I sat with the Morning Glories this morning.

Sitting with Morning Glories and Hummingbirds

is delightful.

The flowers are lovely in the early morning light.
They turn their throats to the sun.

I love the way the Morning Glories call to the bees

and the Hummingbirds.

They call to me too.